Eric Cantor: “I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up”
I know this is yesterday's news — day before yesterday's actually — but I was out of town for a few days and wasn't doing anything online. I couldn't believe it when I saw the screaming headline inside a USA Today news rack yesterday. YES!!!
I don't care if Eric Cantor's political disembowelment is good or bad for the Democrats. I'm just glad that arrogant fuck got his comeuppance. Couldn't have happened to a nicer person. Like the saying goes, remember the people you stepped on when you were climbing the ladder; you'll meet the same people on your way back down (or whatever the exact quote is). The Hubris before the fall. One day you're thumping your chest and shouting “I want what I want when I want it.” The next day you've fallen and you can't get up, and nobody cares.
Eric Cantor was a little too smug and complacent when an unknown Teabagger named David Brat challenged him in the primary. David Brat's entire campaign spending totaled $122,000. Eric Cantor spent more than that just partying at swanky bars and restaurants ($169,000). On the day of the primary, instead of being glued to the latest political updates, he had a meeting with some of the GOP's wealthiest donors.